Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 23, 2011, 04:55 PM   #1
rajerthat
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
3 Displays to iMac (Excluding iMac Display)

Hi,

Browsed the forum, but didn't get a solid answer on what i'm looking for, so I hope someone can help!

I am looking to set up 3 displays 46" in my store front connected to my iMac. The iMac has AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB Graphics. It also has 2 thunderbolt ports and one mDP.

I was thinking of buying 2 Thunderbolt to HDMI adapters and connecting them to the thunderbolt ports. Then I was going to buy a mDP to HDMI adapter and stick that in the mDP port. 3 HDMI cables to my Displays and Voila!

Do you guys think this is feasible?

Thanks for your help,
Raj
rajerthat is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 23, 2011, 05:16 PM   #2
The-Pro
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Germany
Quote:
Originally Posted by rajerthat View Post
Hi,

Browsed the forum, but didn't get a solid answer on what i'm looking for, so I hope someone can help!

I am looking to set up 3 displays 46" in my store front connected to my iMac. The iMac has AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB Graphics. It also has 2 thunderbolt ports and one mDP.

I was thinking of buying 2 Thunderbolt to HDMI adapters and connecting them to the thunderbolt ports. Then I was going to buy a mDP to HDMI adapter and stick that in the mDP port. 3 HDMI cables to my Displays and Voila!

Do you guys think this is feasible?

Thanks for your help,
Raj
Definitely sounds good
You must be mistaken about having 2 TB and one MDP. They only have 2 TB (Thunderbolt replaced the MDP)

Check your system system report. --> About This Mac --> More Info --> System Report.
Then navigate to the Graphics/Displays section. You should see how many display connectors there are on the graphics card. I think it will show 5. On has the built in screen attached, and the other four will be free. Now, this only tells you how many screens you can technically hook up.
The only way you will be able to hook up more than 2 screen (1 per TB port) is to daisy chain them. For example the new Apple Thunderbolt Display can be daisy chained. So far I don't know of a different advice which can do this. Maybe you can search around for some kind of splitter though.
Would your graphics card support 4 screens in total? no idea sorry bro
__________________
2012 15" 2.6 i7 AG MBP, 2009 17" AG MBP, 2009 8C 2.26 MP, 2010 4c MP,2010+07 MM, 17" 2007 MBP,20" iMac G5,17" PB G4,4x30"CD,2x23" CD, G3's,G4's, 17"iMac g4,iMac G3 turquoise,macintoshes dating to 1985
The-Pro is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 23, 2011, 05:21 PM   #3
Uofmtiger
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Memphis
An HDMI splitter should work.
__________________
iPhone 4S
2011 27 inch iMac
2011 15 inch MBP
and bunch of other stuff.
Uofmtiger is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possible to connect a 24" apple cinema display to a 27" Imac? binbs iMac 5 Nov 15, 2013 05:05 PM
Monitor to compliment 27-inch iMac for PC/Consoles Reshaydee Buying Tips and Advice 1 Nov 6, 2011 03:05 AM
17" MBP Battery Life / Put Display to sleep / headphone jack / VZ Access Manager dkhanley MacBook Pro 1 Jul 19, 2011 06:25 PM
iMac + External Display + PS3 = ??? TheKomputerGeek iMac 15 Nov 15, 2010 06:30 PM
*HELP Migrated from PB G4 to iMac, new iMac display busted, how do i recover info? Smittay717 Mac Basics and Help 10 Oct 28, 2008 08:44 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC